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The bonding agent is then applied to the tooth, following by the composite filling, which is spread across the cavity to fill all gaps in the tooth. A blue light is then used to set the fillings, before the tooth is polished and covered in a resin for a natural finish.
The lifespan of each filling depends on the extent of the cavity and its placement within the mouth. However, composite fillings now last almost as long as traditional amalgam fillings, often lasting for 10 years before they require replacement.
Amalgam Fillings, Composite Fillings, Glass Ionomer Fillings